At the latest general meeting of the German Olympic Sports Confederation, Deutscher Hockey-bund President and EHF Finance Committee Member, Stefan Abel, was elected as Vice-President of Administration and Finance.

At the very same meeting, German hockey sensation  and Olympic medalist, Moritz Fürste was elected to the Confederation, alongside with nine other new members. These members take on their roles for four years, during which they participate and have voting rights in the organisation for Olympic German sports. Moritz found out about his election  before Germany’s opening match at the FIH Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar, India, and he tweeted it was an honour to have been elected.

European Hockey Federation President Marijke Fleuren, on behalf of the EHF, congratulated Stefan and Moritz on their election.

Photograph: EHF President Marijke Fleuren and Moritz Fürste at the 2014 EuroHockey Indoor Championship